Bluebird held their 2018 preview evening at the Soho Hotel on Thursday 14th September.
(L-R): Jonny Benjamin MBE, Britt Pfluger, Natasha Devon MBE, Susie Pearl, Isaac Carew, Jasmine Hemsley, Andy Ramage, Joe Wicks, Ruari Fairbairns, Signe Johansen, Shahroo Izadi, Annabel Karmel MBE (credit: Mark Allan)
Food writer Bronte Aurell (left) celebrated the launch of her latest title Nørth (Aurum Press) alongside “Great British Bake Off” presenter Sandi Toksvig. The launch took place at the Scandi Kitchen on Thursday 14th September.
David Lagercrantz was signing copies of his new title The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Quercus) at Hatchards on Wednesday 13th September when he unexpectedly bumped into one of his idols, author John Le Carre.
Jessica Fellowes (far left) launched her first novel The Mitford Murders (Sphere) at Hatchards Piccadilly on Tuesday 12th September. Fellowes was joined by (L-R) BBC World Service presenter Vanessa Heaney, PFD’s Caroline Michel and Lady Fellowes (wife of Downton Creator, Julian Fellowes).
Steph Nimmo was joined by a host of familiar faces, including radio presenter Jo Wiley, at the launch of her memoir Was This In The Plan? (Hashtag Press) which took place on Tuesday 12th September. (credit: Carlos Adama Photography)
On Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September, Jon Burgerman and Laurence King Publishing visited Avondale Park Primary School, which has been directly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Burgerman helped the Year 3 pupils create a mural based on their own designs, and this will be preserved as a permanent feature in one of the two playgrounds.
Author Lauren James launched The Loneliest Girl in the Universe (Walker Books) with a space-themed party at Gower Street Waterstones on Tuesday 12th September.
London Theatres (Frances Lincoln) by Michael Coveney launched at the National Theatre on Tuesday 12th September. Sir Mark Rylance, who wrote the foreword to the book, joined the panel event and book signing.
Tales on Moon Lane bookshop in Herne Hill, South London held a party on Saturday 9th September to celebrate the launch of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre’s latest book Pug-a-Doodle-Do! (Oxford University Press). McIntyre and Reeve are joined by booksellers Jo and Jenn.
On Saturday 9th September, Rob Biddulph decorated the window of Waterstones in Finchley Road to celebrate the launch of his fifth book Kevin (HarperCollins Children’s Books).
Illustrator Chris Riddell (centre) delivered the 2017 Philippa Pearce Lecture at Homerton College, Cambridge on Friday 8th September. Riddell is joined by (from left) Will Pearce, Professor Geoff Ward, Sally Christie, Nat Pearce and Louise Joy. (credit: Stephen Bond)
Jenny Colgan (centre) had a party in the Private Dining Room at HUSH Mayfair to celebrate 30 books in 18 years of publishing. Colgan is pictured alongside the publishing team at Sphere and David Shelley.